COON RAPIDS, Minn. -- Goodrich Field in Anoka played host to the first-ever Minnesota Police K-9 competition last weekend.
A total of 30 dogs and their partners from all over the state ran through an obstacle course complete with simulated gunfire. Sunday's event was organized by Officer Mark McDonough of the Coon Rapids Police Department who's retiring at the end of this month after 33 years in law enforcement.
"This is my last little thing I'm going to do, we wanted to get a nice public relations thing for the police departments and the K9s and the communities so it seems like it's turned out pretty good here," said Officer Mark McDonough.
An officer that McDonough helped train placed in the top three. Bill Hammes and his partner "Billy" came in 2nd place at last Sunday's competition.
The free event, which was open to the public, also helped raise money for the Law Enforcement Memorial Association, Backing the Blue Line and the Heart Safe program.
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